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  • bullhead44bullhead44
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    Martin rebel recurve at #50 for me. Every once in a while when the carp line up right i can stick 2. The most ive stuck with one shot was 3 drum, but i agree my diatance is limited. I usually fish flooded fields and stalk them on foot. Good times!!

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    in reply to: Drones #1556840

    Quote by: fowl_attitude

    Had a drone fly over us while duck hunting. Talk about annoying. We think it was just some kids out playing as we were not at a marsh and we could not see anyone around…but it was still annoying. I can only imagine how annoying that would be to be sitting in a tree stand and here that buzzing noise over head. If amazon can use them to deliver packages…I am sure people will find a way to use them for more than the intended use. Pandora’s box.

    Had a similar experience while fishing rathbun at night way out in the middle of nowhere. No harm done just hovering over us.

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    Quote by: mhock

    FWIW…. I just looked at the title of the thread and see it specifically says locating “wounded” deer. IMO, dogs should not be used to find deer you think are only wounded i.e. an arrow in the rump etc.
    If a hunter only thinks he/she wounded th animal and want to use dogs to verify???? I stand by my 24 hour minimum waiting period albeit very hard to enforce as well.

    Thats my fault for the wording sorry about that. I wouldnt be in favor of chasing a deer that i knew was not fatally hit. Reason i postes this thread was i shot a nice buck late muzzleloader and i know i had a good hit on him. Its just where he ran absurdly dense with fallen trees and tall marsh grass. I tried and tried to locate him but no luck.

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    I agree with everyone here. I think having a dog to help would aid in a quick recovery and like stated previously less humans in the woods scouring. If it was kept on a leash, state land had its own rules and in my mind you only need one dog. The end result would be minimal intrusion and most importantly recovery of the animal.

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    in reply to: Angles #1557269

    Right there with ya man. Im tweaking stands, rehanging and looking for sheds. Hopefully we can get some rain ghis year to bowfish and then onto fishing.

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    in reply to: Antlers #1557410

    Itd be interesting to know what the average age of deer killed in iowa is. I wonder how many actually die of old age. Ive heard of the sodium before and it definitely makes sense less stress on a deer the more it has the ability to grow.

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    in reply to: Antlers #1557442

    Quote by: PaulB

    Genetics coupled with good diet and a relatively stress free environment are the three keys to monsters.

    I don’t think they gain many more points that what is in the rack they will group their 4 full year.

    After year 5 they have the full size for the body and in the following years they will get the full effect of the rack.

    Texas DNR did a multi year study of the growth and other things for whitetale Deer. You can google it and it makes intersting reading.

    https://www.qdma.com/33-fascinating-findings-deer-research/

    some good reading there.

    I liked the beiber theory lol. Id never of thought those yearlings sireing any fawns. Also with the fur prices being low and not many guys trapping the past few years around me makes me think the coyote along with alot of other furbearers populations are soaring.

    Makes sense that some will only get so big. The buck ive been seeing probably isnt over 160 but that guy has eluded me for far too long lol hopefully i can connect in 2018

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    in reply to: Her first deer #1557922

    Nice shooting! I notice the kill pole is that made out of 4x4s?

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    I really like the mount and the envelope idea. I have a buck my fatherin law shot years ago, not very big but a heck of a story behind it. Long story short he went to draw back on the buck and his face mask fell over his eyes which made him release the arrow only to look down and see his first buck spined. Now that would never happen to me, i would’ve fallen out of the stand and the arrow in my foot.lol

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    My opinion is that each location is different because of hunting pressure and the actual locale your hunting. In my mind i think of a deer traveling in somewhat of a circle or some say pattern but circle is easier for me to comprehend. Depending where you hunt along thier circle i would say different times are going to work better. But i really dont think mature deer are necessarily this way, i think they have thier own thing going on being that they have been around season after season and seen all our tricks as hunters. That being said id rather hunt morning time because of where im set up on the different properties i hunt. I try to catch them on thier way from food to thier bedding. Thier full and tired and ready for a nap when i see them but i still cant manage to kill a monster lol. Nice bucks by the way loomis13!

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    I have had mixed results with the XTP myself. Had some good blood trails but had one that didn�t bleed at all. Perfect shot but went in between the ribs. Deer went 100 yards and died zero blood got lucky and walked up on him.

    I spoke too soon dangit! I said just last night ive had no issues with xtps. Well i shot a nice buck at 150 yards, seen him lunge forward like a chest shot. He ran and watched him disappear into a overgrown wetland refuge. No blood and i cant differ his tracks from all the others. Felt good about the shot and seeing him lunge. Crossing my fingers to find him tomorrow

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    Thats all i use is 240 grain xtp out of my 44 mag revolver and 50 cal muzzleloader. No issues thus far and seem to group well for me. Just my 0.2

    Anybody actually sitting in this crap cold weather without a blind? I was going to but -20 is about 20* past my limit . Why do i feel like a wimp writing that!?lol

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    in reply to: Deer noises #1558424

    Glad to know i was the only one that has a heard one of these lol. Heard several different noices this season ive never heard from deer. Seems like everytime id grunt at one itd spook it lol. Live and learn

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    Went out this morning and seen 7 all together but the cold got to me after 2 hrs, tried for 3 but failed. Lol 5 does and 2 little bucks i had no interest in gutting, its either gonna be big or nothing. Way to cold for me to drag and gut in this weather. Lol im a wimp. Hows the deer moving for everyone else? Im hinting a funnel of wooded bottoms connected to corn fields

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    My girls are still pretty young, the oldest is 8. Id figure her length of pull for around 9.5 inches. I cant find anything that size but maybe when she gets a bit bigger thatll be the gun i buy. Thanks for the reply it can be mind boggling trying to find a deer capable gun for little people! Lol

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